Everybody Deserves Music was founded in July of 2011 and implemented its first after-school program at the Los Angeles Leadership Academy Middle School during the 2011-2012 school year. The organization was founded not to replace or compete against already existing after-school programs, but to supplement them by offering students an amount of support that can only be achieved through a small student to teacher ratio. Different students have different needs. While some may benefit most from participating in a wide variety of activities in various subject areas, some benefit more from very intensive, specific instruction in one or two areas. Our program was designed to help the latter group.